Reaves suspended three games for charging Tennyson ‘dangerously’ from behind


Blues forward Ryan Reaves has been suspended three games for driving Sharks defenseman Matt Tennyson “dangerously into the glass” on Monday in St. Louis.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety noted in the explanatory video that Tennyson — who was injured on the play — was “never eligible to be checked” by Reaves.

“The movement made to play the puck may make [Tennyson] more vulnerable, but it does not excuse Reaves hitting through his back,” said DoPS director Patrick Burke.

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